Silica-based optical switch with a single-facet fiber array connection

T. Kominato, A. Himeno, M. Ishii, T. Goh, K. Hattori, F. Hanawa, K. Kato

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Abstract

To reduce the optical fiber interconnection area needed when mounting on a printed circuit board, a silica-based 4×4 thermo-optic matrix switch makes use of a single fiber array connection, with the input and output waveguides of the switch chip located on one side of the chip. The logical arrangement of the switch is based on the path independent insertion loss (PI-LOSS) arrangement whose switch elements are composed of double Mach-Zehnder interferometers. This configuration enables a low insertion loss and high extinction ratio to be achieved. The cost of the module is also reduced as a result of the reduction in the number of fiber connection components.

Original languageEnglish
Pages265-266
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1997 Pacific Rim Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO/Pacific Rim - Chiba, Jpn
Duration: Jul 14 1997Jul 18 1997

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1997 Pacific Rim Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO/Pacific Rim
CityChiba, Jpn
Period7/14/977/18/97

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Kominato, T., Himeno, A., Ishii, M., Goh, T., Hattori, K., Hanawa, F., & Kato, K. (1997). Silica-based optical switch with a single-facet fiber array connection. 265-266. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1997 Pacific Rim Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO/Pacific Rim, Chiba, Jpn, .